Ranelagh Church of England School

Ranelagh Church of England School

About the school

Ranelagh Church of England School is a mixed Church of England academy secondary school and sixth form for pupils aged 1-18. It is located in Bracknell, Berkshire, and has about 990 pupils.

The school was founded by lord Ranelagh, and can trace its roots back to 1709. The school became a Church of England academy, supported by the diocese of Oxford, in 2011. It is also a “Beacon School”.


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Values and vision

The motto of the Ranelagh School is: Coelitus Mihi Vires, which translates as “My Strength is from Heaven”. The school aims to develop the following characteristics in students: confidence, resilience, curiosity, empathy, creativity and independence.

Teachers at Ranelagh aim to use information, data and individual students’ classwork and homework to tailor lessons that will challenge and engage them. The school aims to intervene to challenge misunderstanding, extreme views and promote high moral principles.

Activities in lessons aim to be relevant, interesting and to spark curiosity. Students are encouraged to learn actively teachers aim to make learning memorable and meaningful

The school  has specialisms in visual arts, business and enterprise, and mathematics and computing.


“The excellent leadership and management of the headteacher, senior and middle leaders and governors support everything that the school is achieving. Their high expectations have led to continued improvements in teaching and students’ achievement. This is a continually improving school.”

“Students make outstanding progress. This means that they reach standards in their GCSE examinations that are significantly higher than the national average in a wide range of subjects.”

View Ranelagh School’s latest Ofsted report

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  • Age Range: 11 - 18 years
  • Gender: Mixed
  • Headteacher: Timothy Griffith BEd (Hons)
  • Slogan: Values • Tradition • Vision • Excellence
  • Offsted Rating: Outstanding
  • Funding Status: State - Academy
  • Type: Mainstream School
  • Religious Affiliation: Church of England
  • Address: Ranelagh Drive, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 9DA - Get Directions
  • Telephone: 01344 421233
  • Email: enquiries@ranelagh.bonitas.org.uk
  • Website: https://ranelagh.bonitas.org.uk/

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